[Music] An introduction to Ethio-Jazz in 10 records

Chris May at The Vinyl Factory has done a great job making choices for introducing their vinyl junkie readership to the best of Ethiopian jazz from the 1960s onward.  Special thanks to Al Clark for pointing this wonderful link out to me.

[Music] Disques DEBS International Volume 1. — dereksmusicblog

Disques Debs International Volume 1. Label: Strut. Release Date: ‘29th’ July 2018. Compilation Of The Week. Nowadays, Disques Debs International which was founded by Henri Debs in Guadeloupe, in the late-fifties, is regarded by many connoisseurs as the one of the best, if not greatest of all French Caribbean labels. That is high praise, given […]

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[Music] Coil + Zos Kia + Marc Almond – How To Destroy Angels


No, bodiless powers cannot be destroyed, but never mind the theology lesson for now. This release featuring Industrial music icons Coil, Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond and John Gosling (Zos Kia himself). It’s something akin to a holy grail for experimental music fans, and Cold Spring should be lauded for releasing this gem.

[Music] The Prince Estate To Release “Piano & A Microphone 1983”

This comes as a pleasant surprise to Prince fans everywhere!

Hi-Fi Way: The Pop Chronicles

The Prince Estate, in partnership with Warner Bros. Records, has announced the release of the Piano & A Microphone 1983 album on September 21. The nine track, 35-minute album features a previously unreleased home studio cassette recording of Prince at his piano, captured in 1983. The album is available to pre-order now in CD, LP, Deluxe CD+LP and digital formats.

“This raw, intimate recording, which took place at the start of Prince’s career right before he achieved international stardom, is similar in format to the Piano & A Microphone Tour that he ended his career with in 2016,” said Prince Estate entertainment adviser, Troy Carter.

“The Estate is excited to be able to give fans a glimpse of his evolution and show how his career ultimately came full circle with just him and his piano.”  

The private rehearsal provides a rare, intimate glimpse into Prince’s creative process as…

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[Music] Bi Kyo Ran – Parallax


Thanks to Guy Segers for publishing this classic of Japanese progressive rock.

Bi Kyo Ran were rather unfairly tagged as a Japanese King Crimson clone.  By this album, that image was finally shed.

They are apparently still active doing soundtracks for TV shows in Japan, but I can’t imagine any of the new material having the power of this disc.